Baldur's Gate II

BG 2 - Shadows of Amn

No add-ons installed, patch level 23037


Application Details:

Version: Shadows of Amn
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

Game installs without issues, but I had to turn of Compiz using compiz-switch or else I get black screen and a crash after a short time. 3D acceleration has to be turned on for the game to run. It can work in a window or full screen, but in the latter case the image is streched on my widescreen. Resolutions 800x600 and 1024x768 work fine and probably others as well, haven't tried them.

What does not

Sound in the game is very bad except during the starting menu screen. Sound in my other Wine applications works without issues.


What was not tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 19.0 TaraAug 15 20183.0.1Yes Yes NoSilverDave 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Apr 03 20161.6.2No, but has workaround Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 18 20151.6.2No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Feb 24 20141.6.1No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Oct 02 20111.3.29Yes Yes NoGoldhennr 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
881 Mouse cursor not blanked CLOSED FIXED View
922 Baldur's Gate II Setup.exe and others fail:Error Number: 0x80040706 CLOSED INVALID View
4032 Crash when trying to install 16bit InstallShield based programs. CLOSED ABANDONED View
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
4212 crash in baldur's gate 2 (maybe sound) CLOSED ABANDONED View
5535 Planescape:Torment doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
6288 Baldur's Gate II v26499 - Crash during character generation CLOSED INVALID View
6975 Regression: Baldur's Gate II doesn't redraw interface CLOSED FIXED View
11698 Baldurs Gate 2: libglcore division by zero when right-click on inventory items CLOSED INVALID View
12205 Sound overload(?) when opening character inventory. CLOSED ABANDONED View
13220 warcraft 3 sound stops after a while CLOSED FIXED View
15151 Component transfer error when installing Baldur's Gate 2 CLOSED INVALID View
17956 BGII: Sluggish performance with fixpack installed CLOSED ABANDONED View
22482 Baldur's Gate 2: starting up fails CLOSED DUPLICATE View
22493 Baldur's Gate 2: poor rendering with ddr=opengl CLOSED FIXED View
22511 Baldur's Gate 2: only takes up part of top left corner of screen, not full screen CLOSED FIXED View
24094 Baldur's Gate II doesn't like nVidia GT240 CLOSED INVALID View
27911 Baldurs Gate II can't save a game if installed on ext4 partition due to a capital letter in folder name CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes

Multiplayer via Directplay
Mentioned in a comment by zsolty_szasz:

Multiplayer can work, but requires some setup first.

The problem is with the current DirectPlay implementation. Read here how to set it up:

To get multiplayer working for games that use a DirectPlay version prior to 8, place the following DLLs:
dplayx.dll, dpnet.dll, dpnhpast.dll and dpwsockx.dll in this archive in WINE's windows/system32 directory, then add DLL overrides (native,builtin) with WINECFG.

In case of any problems be sure to see the instructions on
Save Game Bug Workaround

2015-01-31 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2008 and may not be relevant to current Wine.

cd into the BG-install directory then cd there into temp/


"ln -s default.tot default.tot"

which creates a cirular symlink from default.tot to default.tot


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